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The 2016 Commencement Exercises will take place on Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m.


For more information about Commencement, view the FAQ. 


If you have additional questions about Commencement, email or call 617-228-3412.

2016 Commencement Information

Important Upcoming Deadlines
May 15, 2016 by 5 p.m. - last day to order Commencement tickets

To apply for graduation, please fill complete a graduation application. You MUST fill out the application for graduation even if you do not plan on attending the Commencement Ceremony. For additional assistance instructions can be found on the Graduation Information section of the Academic Records Website.

Students who expect to complete all of their degree requirements at the end of the summer semester may petition to participate in Commencement.  Eligibility to participate in commencement is evaluated on a number of qualifications outlined on the Commencement Participation Petition form.  

Attention December 2015 and May 2016 Graduates

All students expecting to graduate and participate in the May 2016 Commencement Exercises must:

  • Go online to order a cap and gown (see link below)
  • Attend an important Pre-Graduation meeting (deadline passed)


Cap and Gown Ordering

Students must order their cap and gown online. The deadline to order your cap and gown has passed.

Cap and Gown Pick-Up is in Room B222 on:

  • Tuesday, May 17 from 2 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 18 from 1 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 19 from 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • There will be NO pick-up of caps and gowns on Saturday, May 21.

Our Next Commencement 

The Bunker Hill Community College Commencement Exercises will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

  • No guest admittance without a ticket.
  • No re-admittance without presenting a ticket stub.
  • Tent opens at 9:30 a.m.
  • Ceremony starts at 11 a.m.
  • Seating options will be restricted for any guest arriving after the event begins.
  • Backpacks are not permitted. Other bags are subject to inspection.


Commencement Speaker

Martin J. WalshMartin J. Walsh, a lifelong advocate for working people and a proud product of the City of Boston, was sworn in as the City’s 54th mayor on January 6, 2014.

Mayor Walsh’s vision is of a thriving, healthy, and innovative Boston—a city with equality and opportunity for all, where a revolutionary history inspires creative solutions to the world’s hardest challenges. Since taking office he has worked to create good jobs, great schools, safe streets and affordable homes, while building a more responsive, representative and transparent city government. He has won national recognition for expanding young people’s opportunities and breaking new ground in community policing. And he has invited the people of Boston to help build a blueprint for the city’s future in Imagine Boston 2030, the first citywide plan in half a century.



To attend Commencement your guests must have a ticket. Before the event you must reserve your guest tickets online and pick them up in person. 

May 2016 graduates please note: All graduating students must reserve tickets for their guests online by May 15 at 5 p.m. The deadline to reserve tickets has passed.

  • Bring your confirmation and a photo I.D. number to pick up tickets
  • Tickets may be picked up in Room B222 as follows:
    • Tuesday, May 17 from 2 - 6:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 18 from 1 – 6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 19 from 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Friday, May 20 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • You may pick up your cap and gown at the same time.

Special Accommodations

Bunker Hill Community College graduates in need of disability-related accommodations should contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at 617-228-2234 or visit the Office in Room E222.

Ticketed Guests in need of special accommodation should contact the Events office at 617-228-2328.



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